Why Catholics Need to Return to the Catechism

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church may not seem like a priority in these crazy times.  Keeping up with breaking news and its impact on our family lives is a full-time job!  Besides, the long season of Ordinary Time feels like a spiritual vacation.  It is scattered with solemnities, but not as intense as the seasons on either side of it.  And with digital ways to learn about the Faith, a thick book can seem archaic and outdated.

I used to think this way.  I assumed the Catechism was full of complicated language and philosophical arguments.  Like an encyclopedia, I considered it an index and not spiritual reading.

That is until I opened it.  Once I did, I was stunned.  Come to find out, the Catechism is not a dusty volume of difficult text.  The Catechism is a rich exposition of the Catholic Church’s teachings and a story about God’s love for us!”

The above is an excerpt from my recent post on Catholic Stand, a collaborative site offering Catholic opinions on recent events and aspects of the Faith.

Read the full post on Catholic Stand here.

Published by Abigail C. R. Gripshover

Abigail C. R. Gripshover is a Catholic writer and speaker, passionate about the power of God’s love. She has been a voice for the Church online for over 10 years, encouraging her fellow Catholics to embrace the teachings of the Faith in every area of life. In the summer of 2022, she started a new journey of radical healing through radical trust in God. She is feeling called to share her story of chronic illness and God’s healing grace. She holds a B.A. in English Lit from Christendom College and works from home as a freelance copywriter and digital strategist. She and her husband, Bobby, also offer product photography services and love working with Catholic companies. You can connect with Abigail on LinkedIn to learn more about these services and find her business email address.

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